3“Intelligence” in Agile Mfg Systems Mechanical Systems, Sensors, ControlsAdaptive, automated, autonomous“Intelligent” robotics, adaptive process control, etc.People Systems and Decision Making“Agility” in context of unanticipated change. Reconfigurable.“Virtual” Product/Process design and validationDiagnostics and prognosticsEnterprise analyticsWhen we think about what makes assembly systems “smart” or “intelligent” – there are two aspects.One is “how can we make mechanical systems --- like tooling and equipment smarter, or more adaptive, or more intelligent”At leas as important as that is ..“what can we do to improve effectiveness/quality of PEOPLE in tasks and decision making” …
4What is “Smart Assembly”? Virtual Factory“Intelligent/Agile Equipment”Eg: Cooperative Robots“e-Enabled”Optimized Real-timeManufacturingEg: Predictive Maintenance“Math-enabled”Virtual Product/ProcessDesign and ValidationEg. Virtual LaunchThe left side of this figure shows the “Intelligent/agile mechanical systems” perspective…The right side shows some of the elements of the human tasks and decision making …We can talk about “smart assembly” from either perspective … but also we can think about what happens as these two worlds start to come together??Is it Real?Or is it Virtual?Or is it a Hybrid?
5What If These Worlds Merged? How could we leverage “virtual” capabilities in the plant?“Virtual Build” ReviewsLine BalancingHuman Factors/ErgoOperation and Job Element DescriptionsProcess PlanningProduct and Mfg Engineering“This is a very nice fly-through that you have shown me. When will I be able to use this on the plant floor to improve my operations?”(Paraphrased from GM Plant Manager)Virtual TrainingOperator/team leader led workplace optimization
6What If These Worlds Merged? How could we leverage “real time data” capabilities in engineering?LayoutSpecificationsEquipment DesignPerformance“Observed State”Asset Tracking“I can’t re-use 3-D layouts because they are obsolete soon after the equipment is installed” (Paraphrased from GM Layout Engineer)
7What If These Worlds Merged? Or, maybe even…This one is “real”Workcell SimulationThis one is “virtual”
8Smart Assembly Space e-Mfg Virtual Agile Smart Assembly e-Manufacturing:Real-time Optimized Manufacturing(“m” & “M”)VirtualVirtual Mfg Eng. & Validation: Math Tools & ProcessesAgileSmart AssemblyFlexible Mfg System Infrastructure: Hardware Tools& Processes
9Purpose Of WorkshopTo develop a (broad industry/academic) vision and to define the state of the art and needs in “Smart Assembly.”“Smart Assembly” refers to a next generation capability in assembly systems and technologies which integrate “virtual” and “real-time” methods in order to achieve dramatic improvements in productivity, lead-time, and agility for the design, engineering, validation, construction, installation, launch and operation of assembly processes and systems.
10Scope (suggested…) In scope: Assembly processes and systems: putting parts/components together to make a product.Mfg Engineering and Mfg Operations activities: mfg process planning, design, engineering, validation, construction, installation, launch and operation of assembly processes and systems.Out of scope (despite importance!)Product design and modeling for assembly“Big M” manufacturing: enterprise analytics, supply chain, etc
11Agenda – October 31:00 Welcome: Dale Hall, Director, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, NIST1:10 Workshop Objectives, Format and Agenda: Bob Tilove, Technical Fellow GMR&D and NIST Visiting Scientist)1:30 Plenary SessionWhat are some of the problems that you are facing that “smart assembly” might help to address? What are some examples of future scenarios enabled by smart assembly?1:30-2:00 Bryan Dods, Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Research & Development; The Boeing Company2:00-2:20 Thomas Babin, Fellow of Technical Staff, Motorola2:20-2:45 Roland Menassa, Laboratory Group Manager,Agile Equipment and Processes, GM R&D CenterWhat are the tough research problems (related to the design, engineering, validation, construction, installation, launch, and operation of assembly processes and systems) that must be solved to make “smart assembly” a reality?2:45-3:15 Jack Hu, Professor of Mechanical Engineering,University of Michigan3:15 Coffee Break
12The plenary speakers have one view … we want to hear from everyone!! Agenda – October 33:40 Plenary Session - continuedWhat are the tough implementation problems (infrastructure, standards) that must be solved to make “smart assembly” a reality?3:40-4:10 Charlie Gifford, Director Lean Production Management,GE/Fanuc Automation4:10-4:40 Mitch Vaughn, Chief Technology Officer, Production Management, UGS4:40-5:10 Bob Brown, CEO Advisor, DELMIA CorpWhat are the most promising models and opportunities for leveraging and collaboration to accelerate the development and implementation of “smart assembly”?5:10–5:40 Jim Caie, VP of Consulting, ARC Advisory Group5:40 Wrap up and collection of Break-out Session Preferences – Bob Tilove6:00 Shuttle Bus to Hotel6:30 Reception, Hilton (Courtesy of USCAR)The plenary speakers have one view … we want to hear from everyone!!
13Agenda – October 4 8:30 Coffee 9:00 Kickoff Breakout Sessions (Richard Neal)9:15 Breakout Sessions and Working LunchSession 1: End User PerspectiveSession 2: Research Science PerspectiveSession 3: Infrastructure/Standards PerspectiveSession 4: Systems Integration and Deployment PerspectivePick up lunch between 11:30 – 12:002:00 Reports from Breakout Sessions3:40 Wrap up – Dale Hall, Bob Tilove4:00 Adjourn
14Break-out Section Preference Form You will find a form like this in your packet. Please complete it and return it to a facilitator before you leave today!!Breakout SessionsAnd Focus QuestionsPreference1 = First Choice2 = Second Choice3 = Third Choice4= Fourth Choice(please rank all 4)End User Perspective – This group will explore what needs to be done and why from the applications view.Research Science Perspective – From the standpoint of R&D, where are the missing links? What technology voids hinder realization of smart assembly?Infrastructure and Standards Perspective – What foundational tools are required to realize smart assembly? What standards are needed to enable interoperability and cost effectiveness?Systems Integration and Deployment – This group will explore pathways to successful development of smart assembly systems and broad deployment of those systems